Online comments: perspectives

Have you ever read an interesting and well researched online article, only to scroll down to the comments section to find that they definitely do not achieve the intellectual level of the article in question, or that they are downright pointless and/or abusive?  For some different perspectives on comments and their evolution, here are links … Continue reading Online comments: perspectives

PRISM International Poetry and Fiction Contest Winners

PRISM International, the journal of the Creative Writing program at UBC, has published the winners of the 2014 Poetry and Fiction Contest.  Read all about it in the latest issue, Summer 2014, available now at Selkirk College Library.

a short review of Jon Kabat-Zinn’s ‘Mindfulness for beginners : reclaiming the present moment–and your life’

As the title suggests, Jon Kabat-Zinn's Mindfulness for beginners is a great introduction to the subject and practice of mindfulness. The book comes with an audio CD that includes short meditations that are wonderful for reducing general stress and are a great start to the very intricate study of meditation. Kabat-Zinn has a light tone, … Continue reading a short review of Jon Kabat-Zinn’s ‘Mindfulness for beginners : reclaiming the present moment–and your life’

Consider the Lobster, a summer reading recommendation

A new collection of essays from the infamous David Foster Wallace, author of 'Infinite Jest', 'Pale King', 'Girl with Curious Hair', 'Interviews with Hideous Men'; and whose undergraduate thesis deals with fatalism and the semantics of physical modality.  Hardly an intellectual lightweight, Wallace can also be  hilariously funny.  You might need to keep the Oxford … Continue reading Consider the Lobster, a summer reading recommendation